September 16, 2021

Corrigan's Gambling Corner: NFL Week 2 Best Bets

It's already Week 2 in the NFL and that means it's time to make more bets. 

It was a pretty unlucky Week 1 for us, but we're ready to bounce back, just like half of the teams in the NFL. 

We've selected our six best bets from the second slate of the season. Enjoy the games, and always bet responsibly. Let's have ourselves a day.

*Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Kansas City Chiefs -3.5 (-110) at Baltimore Ravens

While the Chiefs' defense had a few problems against the Browns in Week 1, they settled in nicely and made the game-sealing interception to hold off a Cleveland game-winning drive. Patrick Mahomes looked sharp in the second half, leading the Chiefs to a 12-point comeback, and even had a vintage Mahomes throw in the process.

On the other side, the Ravens blew a 14-point lead against the Raiders during a wild Monday night game. The Ravens defense was exposed against Derek Carr and it's scary what Mahomes and this deadly Chiefs' offense will do.

The Ravens still might be a contender in the AFC, but Baltimore needs to prove it. They just have the unfortunate pleasure of playing the Chiefs after a heartbreaking loss.

The Chiefs should handle a banged-up Ravens squad.

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks: Under 54.5 (-114)

It was a horrible day for the Titans' offense in their loss to the Cardinals. The star of that team, Derrick Henry, was held to 58 yards on 17 carries. He even got stuffed at the one-yard-line twice. He was not the only Titan to have an off day, however. The entire offense just looked flat and they were clearly outmatched against the Cardinals.

The Seahawks had a couple of explosive plays against the Colts but scored just 28 points. This offense is a lot better on paper than they are on the field. 

Expect the Titans to get back to their roots and pound the ball. If they can get Henry going, they will chew up that clock and keep the game under the total.

Dallas Cowboys +3.5 (-118) at Los Angeles Chargers

The Cowboys looked really good against the defending champions. If it were not for Tom Brady being Tom Brady, they would have won that game.

In Dak Prescott's first game back from injury, he threw for 403 yards and three touchdowns. Not only did Prescott look good, but Amari Cooper also hauled in two touchdowns on 11 catches. While CeeDee Lamb had a couple of drops, he still put up an impressive 104 yards receiving and a touchdown.

The Chargers' offense looked solid despite playing one of the best defenses in the NFL. Los Angeles might be the better team, but in what could feel like a home game for Dallas, the Cowboys keep it close and cover. 

Los Angeles Rams -3.5 (-110) at Indianapolis Colts

The Colts were really bad against the pass against the Seahawks, allowing a lot of chunk plays. Now, they have to deal with Matthew Stafford and that new-look Rams offense.

The Colts did not do much on offense and Carson Wentz looked very average. The Rams defense is not as good as it was last year, but they are certainly better than the Seahawks defense that held the Colts to just 16 points.

Look for the Rams to win this one by at least a touchdown.

New England Patriots -5.5 (-110) at New York Jets

The Patriots lost a tough game to the Dolphins last week, but Mac Jones looked very comfortable in his first NFL game. He completed 74% of his passes and looked like he belongs in this league already. The problem is, the Dolphins are just a much more complete team than the Jets.

While Zach Wilson flashed some good in his debut, the Jets looked awful against the Panthers. With Mekhi Becton shelved for a few weeks, an already weak Jets' offensive line will have to go up against a physical Patriots front seven.

Look for the Patriots to make Wilson uncomfortable all day and completely shut down the Jets' offense.

Broncos -5.5 (-115) vs Jaguars

Fun fact: Teddy Bridgewater is one of the most profitable quarterbacks against the spread in history. As a starter, he is 36-13-1 ATS. That is pretty insane. While Bridgewater will never be mistaken for a franchise passer, the Broncos just need him to be a game-manager for this team to be successful. 

The Jaguars on the other hand, yikes. They looked outmatched in every phase of the game against the Texans. I do not think they are coached well enough to win or even be competitive in this game. With how badly the Broncos dominated the Giants in week one, I would not be surprised if they did the same thing to Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars this week.

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